Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Evil Tester's Guide to Technical Testing Webinar

My Webinar for Eurostar 2012 "The Evil Tester's Guide to Technical Testing" generated a lot of questions, so I look forward to answering those in a future blog post.
Eurostar Conferences have made the webinar available on youtube.
I have uploaded the slides to SlideShare, and I pulled out some of the links below, so you have no excuse not to follow them up now.

Evil testers guide to technical testing from eviltester

Links Mentioned:

Technical Testers will find a way:
Tools listed in the bluffer's Guide:
Further Reading:
And I leave the rest up to you. I honestly think that the testing world will add more value when everyone in it augments their testing knowledge with technical knowledge, and management knowledge with Technical Knowledge. 
And you decide, how you do it.


  1. Hi Alan,

    This is a very apt and wonderful session. I fully agree to your views presented in the webinar.

    Adding to your views, I would like to mention that there are multiple levels that a testing person will fit in-
    level 0 -manual and functional testing only
    level 1 -level 0 and database testing
    level 2 -level 1 and Test Automation and Performance Testing
    level 3 -level 2 and web-services testing and or api testing and or security testing
    level 4 -level 3 and debugging skills with code knowledge as in using Eclipse IDE for Java code


    1. Thanks Satish, I don't model the world in terms of levels I like to pick and mix from any level of abstraction, but I have posted your leveling here so that people see other views of skilling up.

  2. Hi Alan...I agree with you, the technical skills give power to testers and help them do better testing. Here is a real time experience I shared on my blog http://inscrutabletester.blogspot.in/2011/11/he-is-not-technical.html

    1. Thanks for commenting Shiv. And keep sharing your experiences on your blog.